Ligue 1: Kylian Mbappe booed by fans amid claims the star wants to leave after Lionel Messi’s arrival, Watch Video- Lionel Messi was introduced to the Paris St-Germain fans before Saturday’s win over 10-man Strasbourg. Messi watched from the stand as Mauricio Pochettino’s side made it two Ligue 1 wins from two as they defeated Stausbourg 4-2. However, Kylian Mbappe who had his name on the scoresheet was booed by fans due to the claims that the French superstar wants to leave the club after Leo Messi’s arrival.
Ligue 1: Mbappe after scoring against Strasbourg
Ligue 1: Mauricio Pochettino ‘happy’ with Mbappe
Mbappe has been associated with a move away from PSG with the Frenchman still yet to commit to a contract extension that ends in ten months from now, but PSG boss Pochettino claimed he did not hear any booing.
‘I did not hear the whistles,‘ the Argentine said after the game. ‘I am very happy with him. He’s focused on what he needs to do and had a really good game. He must continue on this path. It is very important for us to have our supporters around us. It’s extraordinary and we missed them dearly. Football is completely different with the spectators.’
Ligue 1: Fans booing Kylian Mbappe
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‘With the presentation of the newcomers, it was a great evening for PSG. Now, we have to prepare them (the new signings) gradually, without taking too many risks, whether it is Leo Messi or the others.‘
Ligue 1: President Nasser Al-Khelaifi on Mbappe’s future
When Leo Messi was welcomed by Al-Khelaifi in his first press conference, questions about Mbappe’s future were also asked. This is what he said:
‘Everyone knows the future of Mbappe. He is a PSG player.’
‘Kylian is very competitive, he wants to win, he has publicly said that he does not want to leave the team and there are no doubts or excuses of any other kind. Mbappe stays‘.